What’s Coming Up in January

Happy New Year! We are ready to kick the year off with exciting events and training opportunities!

Welcome to Business
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
January 6
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starting a business is an appealing idea for many women, but do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? This session helps you explore the advantages and challenges of being self-employed. It will also provide you with answers to frequently asked questions including: What is a business plan? How do I register my business name? Do I require any special licenses or permits? How do I finance my idea? A Business Advisor from the Women’s Enterprise Centre will guide you through the resources available at the Centre and introduce you to services delivered by our business network partners to help you put your dream into action. Click here to learn more about the session and the register.

Business Plan Development Workshop Series
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
January 13 – February 17 
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What is a business plan and why do I need one? It is a critical tool for outlining the strategy and developing the tactics to manage your business. This document identifies your business concept, organizes the information derived from your research, and explains how you will start and operate your business. This interactive series is delivered from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on six consecutive Wednesday evenings (summer hours differ) and provides in-depth instruction on preparing each section of the business plan. A business plan template is included. Classes are small and range in size from 6 to 15 participants so there is lots of time for questions and discussion. Click here to learn more about this workshop and the register.

SHEday 2016
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba and Economic Development Winnipeg
January 15
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Economic Development Winnipeg and the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba present SHEday 2016 —an inspiring leadership event for women. Hear from 10 incredible women who will share their thoughts on the importance of teamwork, financial wellness and building your personal brand.

Business Breakfast: Thinking Outside the Border
Women’s Enterprise Centre
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Do you want to sell more in 2016? Entrepreneur Heidi Reimer-Epp shares how pressure in the early years of starting Botanical PaperWorks forced her to look beyond Canadian borders to search out international business. What began as an act of necessity turned into a strategically wise move as Botanical PaperWorks found more customers, diversified risk and developed lucrative markets in the United States, Europe and Australia. Learn more about how you too can grow your business in 2016 by developing new geographic markets. Click here to register. 

MBlog 2016
Women’s Enterprise Centre, New Media Manitoba, World Trade Centre Winnipeg
January 23
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
$69 Early Bird Tickets (until January 8)
$89 (Regular Price January 15 – January 23)
$50 Student Registration
Starting a blog is an accomplishment. Writing online content that moves you closer to your goals each week? There should be a black belt for that.

While she can’t promise you a black belt, on January 23 business strategist Kyla Roma will demystify how you can create an online presence that works for your goals. The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba and New Media Manitoba with support from the World Trade Centre present MBlog 2016, a half-day interactive and hands-on session where you will whip up a year’s worth of online content ideas in no time.

If we’ve missed any events or opportunities worth sharing, please leave them in the comments below so we can add them to the list!

Have a great month!

– Ashley Wood